Can you help me identify all the cookies in this picture? 12 cookies General name is fine, like 2 is Gingerbread. Sorry if it is unclear from the picture, but this is all the info I have.

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    I'm guessing this isn't homework (if so, I might be willing to go back to class)... so some sort of treasure hunt or puzzle contest?
    – Joe
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 21:58
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    Google image search didn't find this image - where did it come from?
    – Cascabel
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 22:09

2 Answers 2


To elaborate on Max's answer and provide missing items/detail:

  1. Oatmeal raisin cookies
  2. Gingerbread cookies
  3. Milano cookies (Pepperidge Farm)
  4. Peanut butter cookies
  5. Macarons
  6. Snowballs (or Mexican wedding cookies, or German pfeffernüsse, or Russian Tea Cakes...)
  7. Chinese fortune cookie (Actually an American bastardization of a Japanese cookie)
  8. either Chinese almond cookie or oatmeal almond cookie
  9. Sugar cookies
  10. Chocolate mint cookies (similar to Girl Scout Thin Mints or Keebler Grasshoppers)
  11. Chocolate chip cookies
  12. Biscotti
  • snowballs or Mexican wedding cookies?
    – Josh
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 19:08
  • It could honestly be either, but I'd have to see the inside. Snowballs are usually a little rounder than that picture now that I think about it, so go with the Mexican wedding cookies.
    – JWiley
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 19:09
  • @Jolenealaska you're right! Edited
    – JWiley
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 19:40
  • 6 is really not conclusive from the picture. Russian tea cakes can look like that too, if rolled in enough sugar.
    – rumtscho
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 20:56
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    5 is a "French Macaroon" either lemon or lime, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Also 6 is either a Mexican Wedding Cookie or Russian Tea Cake. Technically they are both called "Snowballs" in the US. It depends on how small the nut is chopped, whether pecan or walnut is used, and how the ball is rolled and if the ball is rolled after it is cooked, once or twice. Also, the bigger the ball, the flatter the botton because it is heavier cookie.
    – user33210
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 6:25

1- raisin cookies
2- ginger bread cookies
4- peanut butter cookies
5- macarons
7- fortune cookies
8- chinese almond cookies
9- birthday/Christmas cookies :-)
11- chocolate chips cookies
12- biscotti


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